Thursday, December 27, 2012

Final Music Video Round-up--Quebec!

I'm in a winter music mood so for the final video round-up, I'm featuring traditional musical acts from Quebec.  This will keep you warm and toasty.  Don't pour too much maple syrup on this music.

1. Le Vent du Nord,

2. Matapat, (an ad for an album)

3. Genticorum,

4.  La Volee d' Castors (Flying Beavers),

5. Les Tireux d' Roches,

If you type in "Traditional Quebecois Music" in the YouTube search, many videos will come up, from the old music to the more contemporary sound.

Monday, December 24, 2012

The Practice--20 uplifters

Since many of us believe that our moods and vibrations create what we experience in the outer world, I believe music plays a crucial role in uplifting our bodies, minds, and spirits.  Here are 10 musicians or bands to give you that extra kick and joy for life.

I've included links so you can sample a few of these artists on YouTube.  You should be able to find the others on YouTube too, but I'm leaving that legwork up to you.

1. Good Lovelies (Canada)

2. The Wailin' Jennys (Canada)

3. Le Vent du Nord and other traditional Quebecois bands (Canada)

4. Lura (Portugal/Cape Verde)

5. Habib Koite and Bamada (Mali)

6. Bob Marley (Jamaica)

7. Buena Vista Social Club (Cuba)

8. Playing for Change (international/several albums)

9. Mozart's operas (Austria)

10. Soundtrack for "The Sound of Music" (US)

11. Django Reinhardt and French swing (Belgium/France)

12. Paris Combo (France)

13. Paroplapi (France/Italy)

14. Soundtrack for "Calle 54" (Spain)

15. Miles Davis (US)

16. Duke Ellington (US)

17. Stevie Wonder (US)

18. The Bills (Canada)

19. Celso Fonseca (Brazil)

20. Hamilton de Holanda (Brazil)

And Putumayo compilations